Get Ready for Thanksgiving or Hanukkah or Thanksgivukkah!

Many of us will be having latkes this Thanksgiving as Hanukkah begins freakishly early!  Since it’s already November (woah), it’s already time to prepare for both.  If you’re looking for affordable ways to keep the kids entertained this month, be sure to order the Thanksgiving Turkeys Crate, the Handmade Hanukkah Crate, or both from Kiwi Crate today!  The limited-edition holiday crates are just $20.

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Get ready for a crafty Thanksgiving or Thanksgivukkah!  If you’re REALLY ahead of the game, you can also order the Little Christmas Crate or Crafty Christmas Crate.

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Baby’s First Easter Basket 2013

Just because your baby isn’t eating candy and chocolate yet, doesn’t mean you want to leave them out of the Easter fun.  These sweet Easter basket ideas are perfect for your modern mini.  All six ideas feature baskets and other special items that can be used and enjoyed all year long,

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes– $10
Fauna Rabbit Pico Pillow– $26
Wooden Rabbit Teether from Little Woodlanders- $12
Byholma Basket from Ikea- $8
Organic Baby Blanket- Triangles in Coral Multi- $29

Funny Bunny from Petit Collage- $36 (use code BB for 10% off via our advertiser)
Peter Rabbit Naturally Better Classic Gift Set (4 Books)– $16
Chewbeads Jane Necklace – Violet– $30
Chewbeads Cornelia Bracelet – Classic Purple– $13
B-Cubed Storage Basket (Set of 3) Color: Purple– $36 (set of 3)
Purple Deco Blanket– $40

Thomas Paul Bunny Linen Pillow in Aqua– $88
Little White Rabbit
by Kevin Henkes- $17
Bunny Woodland Nightlight– $10
Woven Storage Basket– $55
Aden + Anais Bamboo Azure Dream Blanket – Leafy and White– $60

Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry- $17
Fabric Letter E– $9
White Bunny Plush– from baraqada- $25
Dotted Storage Cube– $20
Everyday Blanket Rabbit Patch from Auggie- $78

Flora the Easter Bunny from Sleepy King- $30
Organic Flower Rattles– $27
Ollie’s Easter Eggs (a Gossie & Friends book) by Olivier Dunrea– $10
Green Mesh Bin from Crate & Barrel- $9
SwaddleDesigns Swaddle Duo (and bonus CD)– $44

Going Together – Signed Art Print from Kris Blues- $20
Pukies Organic Cotton/Soy Blanket- $18
Kids Preferred Flat Blanky, Pat the Bunny– $8
Square Tote from See Design- $70
Rabbit Knob Puzzle
– $10

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Etsy Finds: Presidents for Presidents’ Day

It’s the third Monday of February so you know what that means- both my kids are home from school!- because it’s Presidents’ Day. Originally created to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, we now use the day to celebrate all U.S. presidents.

Celebrate your future world leaders with these tributes to past great presidents with these plush dolls from Late Greats.

So far they’ve got George Washington, Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.

Visit their website or etsy shop fro more authors, artists, inventors etc…

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Quick and Easy Seasonal Switcheroos for the Nursery

For me, decorating for the holidays got so much better after my son was born just over 18 months ago. Now he notices everything and loves it. There is something so wonderful about sharing holiday traditions and the warmth and love that come with them when you have a family. Here are three easy ways to add seasonal decor to your nursery or children’s rooms.

1. Seasonal art

Buy one nice frame for your nursery or child’s room. Then just switch out the print in the frame as seasons change.

Baby’s First Thanksgiving print including baby’s footprints by Pitter Patter Print on Etsy ($30) would be a fun one to bring in year after year as a reminder of how little your sweetie once was.

Autumn Pumpkin watercolor print ($25) by Apple Sprout Studios is a simple, clean option that could go in the nursery or could easily work with other adult rooms in the house.

Roolaroo Designs also offers some cute fall prints for children featuring animals (4 for $45). While these prints have a fall flavor to them, they would also make great art all year round.

Or for the least expensive option, you can do what I do! I purchase seasonal scrapbook paper from Archivers or craft stores and simply frame it.

2. Throw pillows or stuffed animals

Soft Tree throw pillows ($35 and up) by Palomita on Etsy are an easy way to add Autumn to the nursery. Toss it on the floor, in the rocker or glider or even on a bookshelf or dresser.

This hedgehog print throw pillow ($39) by Earth Lab on Etsy comes in the colors I think of when I think of fall or Thanksgiving.

3. Embellish your nursery with seasonal garland, banners or bunting

This Felt Fall garland by Modern Simple Baby ($34.50) on Etsy would be a subtle touch. You could hang it on a wall shelf or even your curtain rods.

This Be Thankful Banner ($18) by Lulu and Jayne is simple and a good reminder for all of us. It would be great over a mirror or on any empty wall.

The Paper Circles Garland from The Path Less Traveled on Etsy ($8) is an easy addition to your nursery. The pom and paper lantern cluster craze in nursery design is the perfect place to add seasonal elements. String it through your cluster.

I’d love to know about your favorite ways to make your home change with the seasons.

Holiday Card Offer

It is officially time to start preparing your holiday cards so I’m passing along this great offer.

Tiny Prints is always my #1 go-to pick for cards and invitations and I recommend them to anyone who’s interested.  With shipping, these 10 cards will cost you just $5.99, which is an incredible deal on customized cards.

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